Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Around the world in a prototype LSA

There's more than one way to get to Oshkosh, and while we'll be risking DVT in Virgin economy, Mike Blyth and James Pitman are taking a longer route.

Mike and James are co-owners of The Airplane Factory and betwen them they've designed the D6 Sling, a 100hp Rotax powered LSA. They are currently flying the production prototype around the world, with of course a stop at Oshkosh on the way. You can follow their progress here.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd, they'll be setting off from Conakry in Guinea for Belem in Brazil a distance of 4,044km (2,183nm). That's a lot of water to cross at a still air speed of about 105kt. See you both in Oshkosh.

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